The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) recently released its 2019 legislative priorities. The priorities highlight initiatives focused on ensuring states’ workforce development efforts meet the needs of employers, and improve the overall skill level of workers across the country.
NASWA’s priorities are comprised of five main categories, each containing 10 specific goals. These include:
- Ensuring sufficient, flexible workforce development investment
- Reforming unemployment insurance
- Continuing support for reemployment services and apprenticeships
- Improving the disabled veterans outreach program
- Ensuring successful Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) implementation
National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is the national organization representing all 50 state workforce agencies, District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. These agencies deliver training, employment, career, and business services, in addition to administering the unemployment insurance, veteran reemployment, and labor market information programs.
This was reported by NASWA on February 19, 2019.